|New Jersey General Assembly District 2|
|2008 - Present|
|Years in position||7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 5, 2013|
|Bachelor's||Mount Saint Mary's College|
|Date of birth||08/01/1950|
|Place of birth||Camden, NJ|
|Profession||Crane Operator, Operating Engineers Local 825|
- 1 Committee assignments
- 2 Issues
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Endorsements
- 6 Personal
- 7 Recent news
- 8 Additional reading
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Amodeo previously served as a member of the Linwood Planning Board from 2004-2005 and as a councilmember on the Linwood City Council from 1998-2005. He received his BA in history/political science from Mount Saint Mary's College.
- Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, New Jersey General Assembly
- Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee, New Jersey General Assembly
- A2648 Limits State appointment or employment of members of Legislature for two years after completion of legislative service.
- A3604 Requires Attorney General to seize campaign funds of convicted candidates; prohibits convicted criminal offenders from making contributions to candidates and committees.
- A3446 "'Invest in New Jersey First' Act;" requires preference in awarding certain contracts for critical infrastructure projects.
- ACR223 Proposes amendment to State Constitution to limit General Assembly members to five successive terms and Senate members to three successive terms. 
In the New Jersey State Legislative Election 2007 National Political Awareness Test Amodeo outlined his top priorities:
- Address budget problems by cutting identified wasteful spending and use the savings for sustainable property tax relief
- Make it harder for our elected officials to raise and create taxes by requiring a two-thirds super-majority vote before any taxes can be raised
- Encourage economic development in District 2 Atlantic County and the preservation of our district's greatest resources; the beaches, tourism, and the casinos.
2nd District debate
On September 15, the District 2 Assembly candidates took part in a debate sponsored by the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy and The Press of Atlantic City.
Amodeo ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 2. Amodeo is bracketed with Chris Brown. He was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. He is challenged by Vincent Mazzeo (D) and Nick Russo (D) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.
Amodeo won re-election in 2011. He was bracketed with Chris Brown in the Democratic Primary on June 7. They won the Republican primary unopposed. They then defeated Alisa Cooper and Damon Tyner in the November 8 general election.
Asbury Park Press
District 2 is one of only three districts that the Asbury Park Press identified as competitive in 2011. The other two are Districts 14 and 38. Districts 2 and 38 may lean more Republican after 2011 redistricting, and District 14 may still favor Democrats. As evidence, they cite a drop in registered Democrats in Districts 2 and 38, and only a small decrease in registered Democrats in District 14. History has shown, argues APP, that districts where Democrats hold less than a 10,000 registered voter advantage typically favor the GOP. The Democratic registration advantage in District 2 is roughly 9,200 (down from 11,000).
With assembly incumbent Vincent Polistina (R) choosing to run for the State Senate, NJ Spotlight has identified the District 2 as a potential place for the GOP to lose a seat in the Assembly. Following redistricting, the District 2 gained Democratic communities, losing Republican Galloway Township and picking up Democratic Somers Point, Buena and Buena Vista.
In 2011, Amodeo received $620,348 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to John Amodeo's campaign in 2011|
|New Jersey Regional Council Of Carpenters||$16,400|
|Operating Engineers Local 825||$16,400|
|Ironworkers Local 350||$12,200|
|Decotiis Fitzpatrick & Cole||$9,500|
|New Jersey Automobile Dealers Assocation||$9,200|
|Total Raised in 2011||$620,348|
|Total Votes received in 2011||25,330|
|Cost of each vote received||$24.49|
Below are Amodeo's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2009 election:
|Operating Engineers Local 825||$8,200|
|Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 9||$7,300|
|Election Fund of Alex DeCroce||$5,500|
|Assembly Republican Victory 2009||$5,051|
|Peter J Biondi||$5,000|
2009 Assemblyman John Amodeo campaign commercial
State leaders pick sides in District 2
Several powerful state leaders have expressed support for their chosen candidates in District 2. Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono (D) and Chairman of the state Democratic Committee John Wisniewski (D) have personally endorsed the Democratic ticket in District 2, attending a rally in support of the candidates. The Republican candidates have garnered the support of Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (R), who attended an event for GOP campaign staff in District 2. The visits further highlight the importance of the district in November's election.
Amadeo and his wife, Luann, have two children.
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- Amodeo-Brown Campaign Site
- John Amodeo Facebook
- New Jersey General Assembly - Rep. John Amodeo
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2009, 2007
- State Surge - Legislative and voting track record
- Project Vote Smart - Assemblyman Amodeo
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of New Jersey Leaders," December 15, 2011
- New Jersey Legislature - Bills by Sponsor
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Amodeo Issue Positions
- Atlantic County Unofficial Primary Results, June 4, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, 2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List
- Asbury Park Press, "Race for Legislature is on," September 23, 2011
- NJ Spotlight, "Election 2011: Where the Republicans Can Pick Up Assembly Seats," April 12, 2011
- Star Ledger 2009 Election Results, November 4, 2009
- Official New Jersey Assembly General Election Results
- Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign contributions
- Press of Atlantic City, "Top New Jersey Democrats rally for 2nd District candidates," October 10, 2011
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